That was not a fight. The announcers are full of crap. The elbow wasn't up. There is a reflex where your arm goes up like that after a hit. The same thing that happens when the doctor hits your knee with that little mallet. It was clean hit on a quickly developing play where the guy had his head down. I don't blame Mitchell for sticking up for his team, however.
this is utterly ridiculous. It is no longer possible in this league to lay a big, clean hit on an opposing player without someone else jumping in trying to fight. If you want to retaliate, lay a clean hit of your own, don't come in punching. Jesus....
Perrault should have got 2 min for roughing....Mitchell should have got 2 min for roughing...that wasn't a fight....but that was an excellent hit which was one of many in this game Van just skates around with their heads down
There's no way Mitchell should have got a instigator, Perrault threw an elbow and had his gloves off before Mitchell. Both guys knew it was going to happen, the insigator rule proves how garbage it is yet again.
And good on Willie for makin the kid feel like part of the team, gotta be good to know your guys will got to bat for you being the new guy.